Possibly the most famous chronograph in the world, the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona has been released in three new versions. Its performance and design gives it an edge over many other chronograph watches.
The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona was launched in 1963, and today, over half a century later, it is still with us, the Daytona, a serious contender for the title of most famous chronograph in the world. Here are ten reasons for the enduring popularity of this watch. The version shown below is the new Cosmograph Daytona in yellow gold, price €25,650. It is also available in white gold and Everose gold, in addition to steel.
1. Super-comfortable on the wrist.
At 40 mm diameter, it’s a perfect size for most wrists, and it now has the Oysterflex bracelet, in elastomer reinforced with a slender, flexible plate of titanium-nickel alloy inside. The result is a watch that’s so comfortable it becomes part of you. The safety clasp has Rolex’s Easylink rapid extension system that allows you to increase bracelet length by about 5 mm, for added comfort whenever necessary.
Rolex is unique in that it uses the term “waterproof” without fear – most other brands use “water-resistant.” The Oyster case is waterproof to 100 metres, assured by screw-down crown and pushers. There is a big difference between “waterproof to 100 metres” and the standard “30 metres water resistance” of most other brands.